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Roy Halladay's next start has been pushed back to Thursday due to the flu.

Halladay was originally supposed to get the ball Tuesday, but the Phillies are giving him a little extra time since he's under the weather. Tyler Cloyd will start Tuesday, while Cliff Lee will move up a day to Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 06:26:00 PM

James Paxton allowed just two earned runs, three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in a complete-game victory against the Tigers on Saturday.

Paxton has gone the distance in two of his past three outings. He threw 83 of his 117 pitches for strikes to lower his ERA to 3.30. He has managed five straight quality starts while winning his past three decisions over the past nine outings. The southpaw hasn't endured a setback since losing his initial start of the season back on March 31 against the Indians. He'll look to stay hot at home Friday against the visiting Twins.
May 20 - 1:30 AM

Daniel Robertson connected for his first-career grand slam in Saturday's 5-3 road victory against the Angels.

Robertson, from nearby Upland, Calif., had a huge contingent of fans cheering for him in what has been a very successful homecoming to SoCal. The 24-year-old middle infielder is 5-for-10 with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored in the first three games of the series. He'll look to stay hot against rookie RHP Shohei Ohtani in the series finale on Sunday.
May 20 - 12:59 AM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Mesoraco was instrumental in the Mets' push to overcome a 4-2 deficit in the eighth inning. Stepping to the plate after Archie Bradley had surrendered a leadoff single to Jay Bruce to open the frame, the backstop proceeded to uncoil for a game-tying two-run shot. With their life thus renewed, Mesoraco's crew completed the comeback via a walkoff sacrifice fly by Wilmer Flores in the bottom of the ninth inning. Since coming over to New York in the trade that sent Matt Harvey to the Reds earlier this month, the catcher has already socked three home runs and driven in five runs through the first seven games he's played in his new uniform.
May 20 - 12:42 AM

Rich Hill (blister) is expected to go on the 10-day disabled list.

Hill had a blister on his left pitching hand rip open Saturday -- Hill told reporters he felt it during his warmup pitches, and he threw just two pitches before exiting Saturday's contest against the Nationals. The southpaw, who has dealt with blister issues for years now, said this one is as bad as the blister in 2016 that cost him weeks at a time, even delaying his Dodgers debut after they acquired him from the A's at the waiver trade deadline that year. There exists no timetable at this point.
May 20 - 12:10 AM

Howie Kendrick suffered a ruptured right Achilles Saturday and will undergo surgery Monday.

Kendrick hurt himself making a catch in Saturday afternoon's game against the Dodgers and had to be carted off the field. The Nationals haven't put a timetable on it yet, but a ruptured Achilles is almost certainly a season-ending injury at this stage of the year. The Nats are reportedly promoting top prospect Juan Soto to replace Kendrick on the active roster.
May 20 - 12:04 AM

Josh Hader earned the win and got the last seven outs Saturday against the Twins, closing out a 5-4 win.

Hader came on with the game tied in the seventh inning and just kept getting outs, issuing just one walk without allowing a hit and striking out six. People call them video-game numbers, but most people aren't even good enough at video games to put up the kind of stats Hader is putting up at the back of the Brewers' pen this year. Through Saturday, the southpaw has a 1.32 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and 56/7 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings of work.
May 19 - 11:44 PM

Nationals top outfield prospect Juan Soto will be promoted by the team Sunday, a source tells MASN Sports' Byron Kerr.

Howie Kendrick suffered an Achilles injury in Saturday's game, and with the Nats already ailing the team is making a big move in promoting one of the best players in the minors. That player, Soto, is just 19 years old and won't turn 20 until late October, but the outfielder is hitting a ridiculous .362/.462/.757 with 14 homers, 52 RBI and 33 runs scored across three minor league levels. The team isn't burning his redshirt to have him sit on the sidelines, so grab Soto where available and hope that he finds the major league level as easy as he's found every other level of professional baseball thus far.
May 19 - 11:30 PM

Jose Quintana tossed seven innings of one-hit, one-run baseball in Saturday's 10-0 win over the Reds in the second game of a doubleheader.

Quintana was in need of a sharp performance after surrendering three homers to the Mets last time out, and the Reds offered him the perfect rebound opponent to work on. He was brilliant throughout, at least setting aside the four walks that he issued. He struck out seven on the evening and finished his seven innings of work having thrown 101 pitches (63 strikes). Had he been a bit more economical, he could have easily pitched into the eighth or ninth inning. The Reds were not touching him. He'll try to use this as a springboard toward respectability when he brings his still-cumbersome 4.47 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into a home date with the Giants next time out.
May 19 - 11:00 PM

Gary Sanchez went 4-for-5 with two solo home runs, an RBI double and three total RBI in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Royals.

Sanchez has had some big hits for the Yankees this season, but he's also been hovering just above the Mendoza line for most of the year. He hit the ball hard (with nothing to show for it) on Friday, though, then came out and ripped the Royals on Saturday. He got his night started with an RBI double off Danny Duffy in the first inning and then it was off to the races. He saved his home run balls for late, swatting those solo shots in the seventh and ninth innings. Sanchez raised his average from .204 to .225 with his hit barrage. If this presages a tear at the plate, the rest of the American League had best be afraid. Even with his struggles to find a level of consistency, Sanchez has already hit 12 home runs and driven in 33 runs in 39 games this year.
May 19 - 10:50 PM

Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Royals.

Torres absolutely demolished a Danny Duffy pitch with nobody out in the top of the fourth inning following a walk to Clint Frazier and a seeing-eye single by Ronald Torreyes. That snapped a 2-2 tie and the Yankees would mostly cruise from that point onward. The wunderkind second baseman is off to a strong start since being called up on April 22, slashing .325/.384/.519 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 23 games. He's hit safely in nine of his last 10 contests. We'll see how he deals with adversity when his bat inevitably cools, but so far, Torres has been exactly as advertised since landing with the big league team.
May 19 - 10:40 PM

Corey Kluber held the Astros to two runs in seven innings and earned a 5-4 win on Saturday.

Carlos Correa punished him with a two-run homer in the sixth inning but that was all the damage the Indians' ace would yield in the quality start. He punched out 10 batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the contest. He improves to 7-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.84 WHIP after 10 starts. The two-time Cy Young Award winner might make it a trio if he keeps this up.
May 19 - 9:05 PM




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